The french fry has come a long way since its invention by the Spanish in the 1600s, emerging as a defining element of American cuisine.
A number of local eateries have taken the fry to new heights, and we've narrowed the list down to these top choices. Which is your favorite? Vote today in the poll below, and the winner will receive a framed certificate and prominent placement on Palo Alto Patch. Have another favorite in mind? Tell us in the comments below and we'll add them to the list.